International trade

International trade

Export of sunflower oil

ASTON – the biggest Russian exporter of vegetable oil in bulk according to the results of 2017.

Sunflower oil has become one of the most effective drivers of development in the world agricultural market for Russia. At the same time, unlike grain, oil, as a product of processing, is a more favorable export position. At the end of 2017, Russia increased its export of sunflower oil by 32% to a record 1,8 million tons.

For several years, ASTON has been a leader in the Russian export market of sunflower oil, and in 2017 it became the biggest exporter of the Russian Federation.

From 2012 to 2017, the company increased oil exports by 2,5 times, so in 2012, 242 thousand tons of sunflower oil in bulk and bottled sunflower oil were shipped to the world market, and in 2017 – 604 thousand tons. At the same time, it should be noted that, in general, the ASTON Group exported abroad 613,5 thousand tons of sunflower oil of Russian origin, including its own bottled oil and FOB purchases. Traditional countries of delivery are Egypt, Turkey and CIS countries.

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Export of grain crops

Over the past 5 years, ASTON has increased grain export by almost 2 times, confidently holding a leading position among Russia's largest exporters.

In 2012, the company exported about 865 thousand tons of grain to the world market. And in 2016-2017 marketing year – 2.65 mln tons were exported.

In the 2017-2018 season, grain export from Russia amounted to 52.4 million tons, exceeding last year's figure by 47%. According to the Ministry of agriculture, wheat supplies abroad increased by 1.5 times – up to 40.4 million tons. The branch Agency "ProZerno" made a rating of the largest exporters of Russia in which ASTON became the third place with shipments of 3.4 million tons and took a market share of 6.6%. During the year, the company took one place higher, increasing exports by 44%.

It should be noted that our clients are not only private flour milling companies, but also public procurement agencies such as the Egyptian GASC and Bangladeshi DG Food.

Traditional grain supply countries for ASTON: Egypt, Bangladesh, Turkey, Vietnam, UAE, Saudi Arabia and many others.

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For export of products, please contact ASTON FFI (Suisse) S.A.
Tel.: + 41 21 508 39 80.